Inez Tan is a poet and fiction writer based in Irvine, CA and Singapore. She graduated from Williams College in 2012 with an honors degree in English. Currently, she is pursuing an MFA in poetry at the University of California, Irvine.
She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program, where she was awarded a Zell Fellowship for 2015. During that year, she also served as a pedagogical mentor to graduate student instructors in creative writing.
Inez grew up in Singapore from ages seven through fifteen, and has lived in eight different cities in the U.S. before and after. She was the 2015 Singapore Poetry Contest winner, and a 2013 Honorable Mention for the Glimmer Train New Writers Award. Her work has appeared in Rattle, Psychopomp, dusie, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and the anthology A Luxury We Must Afford from Math Paper Press.
Her current interests include the intersection of Composition and Creative Writing pedagogy, food writing, roleplaying games, and Magic: the Gathering.
Email: ixtan @ uci.edu